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Aleman, Prof. André

André Aleman
André Aleman

André Aleman (1975) is professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Neurosciences of the UMCG and the Department of Psychology of the University of Groningen. Aleman is an innovative, internationally renowned brain researcher. His research field covers subjects such as suicide, ageing, schizophrenia and depression. One of Aleman’s achievements was to analyse the brains of schizophrenic patients who hear voices. His research is regularly cited in textbooks and finds its way onto the bookshelves of policymakers.

Shortly after having gained his PhD cum laude, he was awarded a Vidi grant by NWO to conduct research into emotional disorders in schizophrenia. In 2006 he was awarded a European Young Investigator Award by the European Science Foundation for research into decreased illness awareness in psychotic disorders. His research into psychiatric disorders of perception, such as hallucinations in schizophrenia, is internationally renowned. Aleman was a member of the KNAW Young Academy and of the Health Council of the Netherlands and Academic Editor of the international journal PLoS ONE. In 2011 Aleman wrote the book Hersenspinsels, in which he shows how subtly our brain can fool us. In 2012, his book Het Seniorenbrein (The Older Brain) was published, in which Aleman addresses the question of what is going on inside our head as we age. Aleman demonstrates that the decline is often less serious than we tend to believe.

In late 2011, Aleman received a EUR 1.5 million Vici grant from NWO. Vici academics are among the top researchers in the Netherlands and only three or four grants are awarded every year in each academic field. Aleman received the grant for his research into the underlying mechanisms of apathy in schizophrenia. Apathy is a common problem in other psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as depression and early dementia, as well. NWO expects the knowledge gained in this project to be widely applicably in further research into the normal and abnormal brain.  

In 2017 Aleman has been elected as member of the KNAW.


Neuroimaging, neurosciences, hallucinations, hearing voices

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Aleman, A., & Lanctot, K. (Accepted/In press). Apathy: Clinical and Neuroscientific Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
Aleman, A. (Accepted/In press). Functional neuroimaging studies of apathy. In A. Aleman, & K. Lanctot (Eds.), Apathy: Clinical and Neuroscientific Perspectives Oxford University Press.


Geng, H., Xu, P., Sommer, I. E., Luo, Y-J., Aleman, A., & Curcic-Blake, B. (2020). Abnormal dynamic resting-state brain network organization in auditory verbal hallucination. Brain Structure and Function, 225(8), 2315-2330.
Lejko, N., Larabi, D. I., Herrmann, C. S., Aleman, A., & Ćurčić-Blake, B. (2020). Alpha Power and Functional Connectivity in Cognitive Decline: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 78(3), 1047-1088.
Xu, P., Van Dam, N. T., van Tol, M-J., Shen, X., Cui, Z., Gu, R., Qin, S., Aleman, A., Fan, J., & Luo, Y. (2020). Amygdala-prefrontal connectivity modulates loss aversion bias in anxious individuals. Neuroimage, 218, [116957].
Pijnenborg, G. H. M., Larabi, D. I., Xu, P., Hasson-Ohayon, I., de Vos, A. E., Ćurčić-Blake, B., Aleman, A., & van der Meer, L. (2020). Brain areas associated with clinical and cognitive insight in psychotic disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 116, 301-336.
Opel, N., Thalamuthu, A., Milaneschi, Y., Grotegerd, D., Flint, C., Leenings, R., Goltermann, J., Richter, M., Hahn, T., Woditsch, G., Berger, K., Hermesdorf, M., McIntosh, A., Whalley, H. C., Harris, M. A., MacMaster, F. P., Walter, H., Veer, I. M., Frodl, T., ... Dannlowski, U. (2020). Brain structural abnormalities in obesity: relation to age, genetic risk, and common psychiatric disorders : Evidence through univariate and multivariate mega-analysis including 6420 participants from the ENIGMA MDD working group. Molecular Psychiatry.
Curcic-Blake, B., Kos, C., Thioux, M., & Aleman, A. (2020). CHANGES IN FRONTO-PARIETAL CONNECTIVITY IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: TMS AND FNIRS STUDY. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46(S1), S92-S93. [S149].
Begemann, M. J., Brand, B. A., Ćurčić-Blake, B., Aleman, A., & Sommer, I. E. (2020). Efficacy of non-invasive brain stimulation on cognitive functioning in brain disorders: a meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 50(15), 2465-2486. [0033291720003670].
ENIGMA Consortium, Thompson, P. M., Jahanshad, N., Ching, C. R. K., Salminen, L. E., Thomopoulos, S. I., Bright, J., Baune, B. T., Bertolín, S., Bralten, J., Bruin, W. B., Bülow, R., Chen, J., Chye, Y., Dannlowski, U., de Kovel, C. G. F., Donohoe, G., Eyler, L. T., Faraone, S. V., ... van Rooij, D. (2020). ENIGMA and global neuroscience: A decade of large-scale studies of the brain in health and disease across more than 40 countries. Translational Psychiatry, 10(1), [100].
‘for the ENIGMA-MDD Consortium’, Schmaal, L., Pozzi, E., C Ho, T., van Velzen, L. S., Veer, I. M., Opel, N., Van Someren, E. J. W., Han, L. K. M., Aftanas, L., Aleman, A., Baune, B. T., Berger, K., Blanken, T. F., Capitão, L., Couvy-Duchesne, B., R Cullen, K., Dannlowski, U., Davey, C., ... Veltman, D. J. (2020). ENIGMA MDD: seven years of global neuroimaging studies of major depression through worldwide data sharing. Translational Psychiatry, 10(1), [172].
Lefaucheur, J-P., Aleman, A., Baeken, C., Benninger, D. H., Brunelin, J., Di Lazzaro, V., Filipovic, S. R., Grefkes, C., Hasan, A., Hummel, F. C., Jaaskelainen, S. K., Langguth, B., Leocani, L., Londero, A., Nardone, R., Nguyen, J-P., Nyffeler, T., Oliveira-Maia, A. J., Oliviero, A., ... Ziemann, U. (2020). Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS): An update (2014-2018). Clinical Neurophysiology, 131(2), 474-528.
Stiekema, A. P. M., van Dam, M. T., Bruggeman, R., Redmeijer, J. E., Swart, M., Dethmers, M., Rietberg, K., Wekking, E. M., Velligan, D. I., Timmerman, M. E., Aleman, A., Castelein, S., van Weeghel, J., Pijnenborg, G. M. H., & van der Meer, L. (2020). Facilitating Recovery of Daily Functioning in People With a Severe Mental Illness Who Need Longer-Term Intensive Psychiatric Services: Results From a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial on Cognitive Adaptation Training Delivered by Nurses. Schizophrenia Bulletin, [sbz135].
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initative, Tumati, S., Marsman, J-B. C., De Deyn, P. P., Martens, S., & Aleman, A. (2020). Functional network topology associated with apathy in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Affective Disorders, 266, 473-481.
Di Plinio, S., Perrucci, M. G., Aleman, A., & Ebisch, S. J. H. (2020). I am Me: Brain systems integrate and segregate to establish a multidimensional sense of self. Neuroimage, 205, [116284].
Xin, Y., Xu, P., Aleman, A., Luo, Y., & Feng, T. (2020). Intrinsic prefrontal organization underlies associations between achievement motivation and delay discounting. Brain Structure and Function, 225(2), 511-518.
Liu, X., Eickhoff, S. B., Hoffstaedter, F., Genon, S., Caspers, S., Reetz, K., Dogan, I., Eickhoff, C. R., Chen, J., Caspers, J., Reuter, N., Mathys, C., Aleman, A., Jardri, R., Riedl, V., Sommer, I. E., & Patil, K. R. (2020). Joint Multi-modal Parcellation of the Human Striatum: Functions and Clinical Relevance. Neuroscience bulletin, 36(10), 1123-1136.
van der Stouwe, E. C. D., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., Opmeer, E. M., de Vries, B., Marsman, J-B. C., Aleman, A., & van Busschbach, J. T. (2020). Neural changes following a body-oriented resilience therapy with elements of kickboxing for individuals with a psychotic disorder: a randomized controlled trial. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 1-12.
Wagner, E., Honer, W. G., Sommer, I. E., Koops, S., Blumberger, D. M., Daskalakis, Z. J., Dlabac-De Lange, J. J., Bais, L., Knegtering, H., Aleman, A., Novak, T., Klirova, M., Slotema, C., Brunelin, J., Poulet, E., Kujovic, M., Cordes, J., Wobrock, T., Siskind, D., ... Hasan, A. (2020). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for schizophrenia patients treated with clozapine. World journal of biological psychiatry.
Ho, T. C., Gutman, B., Pozzi, E., Grabe, H. J., Hosten, N., Wittfeld, K., Voelzke, H., Baune, B., Dannlowski, U., Foerster, K., Grotegerd, D., Redlich, R., Jansen, A., Kircher, T., Krug, A., Meinert, S., Nenadic, I., Opel, N., Dinga, R., ... Schmaal, L. (2020). Subcortical shape alterations in major depressive disorder: Findings from the ENIGMA major depressive disorder working group. Human brain mapping.
Steenhuis, L. A., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., van der Stouwe, E. C. D., Hartman, C. A., Aleman, A., Bartels-Velthuis, A. A., & Nauta, M. H. (2020). The Longitudinal Association Between Preadolescent Facial Emotion Identification and Family Factors, and Psychotic Experiences in Adolescence (The TRAILS Study). Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 51(2), 187-199.
van den Berg, B., de Bruin, A., Marsman, J-B. C., Lorist, M., Schmidt, H., Aleman, A., & Snoek, J. (2020). Thinking fast or slow? Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals stronger connectivity when experienced neurologists diagnose ambiguous cases. Brain Communications, 2(1), [fcaa023].
Aleman, A., & Lange, de, J. (2020). TMS in Psychotic Disorders. In B. Dell'Osso, & G. Di Lorenzo (Eds.), Non Invasive Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (pp. 79-95). Springer.
Larabi, D. I., Renken, R. J., Cabral, J., Marsman, J-B. C., Aleman, A., & Ćurčić-Blake, B. (2020). Trait self-reflectiveness relates to time-varying dynamics of resting state functional connectivity and underlying structural connectomes: Role of the default mode network. Neuroimage, 219, [116896].
Writing Committee for the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (2020). Virtual Histology of Cortical Thickness and Shared Neurobiology in 6 Psychiatric Disorders. Jama psychiatry.


Zhang, L., Ai, H., Opmeer, E. M., Marsman, J-B. C., van der Meer, L., Ruhé, H. G., Aleman, A., & van Tol, M-J. (2020). Distinct temporal brain dynamics in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia during emotion regulation. Psychological Medicine, 50(3), 413-421.
PROGR-S Investigators, Liemburg, E. J., Enriquez-Geppert, S., Wardenaar, K. J., Bruggeman, R., & Aleman, A. (2020). Expressive de ficits and amotivation as mediators of the associations between cognitive problems and functional outcomes: Results from two independent cohorts. Schizophrenia Research, 218, 283-291.
Ai, H., Opmeer, E. M., Marsman, J-B. C., Veltman, D. J., van der Wee, N. J. A., Aleman, A., & van Tol, M-J. (2020). Longitudinal brain changes in MDD during emotional encoding: effects of presence and persistence of symptomatology. Psychological Medicine, 50(8), 1316-1326.
Pharmacotherapy Monitoring, Chen, J., Patil, K. R., Weis, S., Sim, K., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Zhou, J., Aleman, A., Sommer, I. E., Liemburg, E. J., Hoffstaedter, F., Habel, U., Derntl, B., Liu, X., Fischer, J. M., Kogler, L., Regenbogen, C., Diwadkar, V. A., Stanley, J. A., ... Jorg, F. (2020). Neurobiological Divergence of the Positive and Negative Schizophrenia Subtypes Identified on a New Factor Structure of Psychopathology Using Non-negative Factorization: An International Machine Learning Study. Biological Psychiatry, 87(3), 282-293.
ENIGMA Major Depressive, van Velzen, L. S., Kelly, S., Isaev, D., Aleman, A., Aftanas, L. I., Bauer, J., Baune, B. T., Brak, I. V., Carballedo, A., Connolly, C. G., Couvy-Duchesne, B., Cullen, K. R., Danilenko, K. V., Dannlowski, U., Enneking, V., Filimonova, E., Förster, K., Frodl, T., ... Schmaal, L. (2020). White matter disturbances in major depressive disorder: a coordinated analysis across 20 international cohorts in the ENIGMA MDD working group. Molecular Psychiatry, 25(7), 1511-1525.
Jutten, R. J., Harrison, J. E., Kjoe, P. R. L. M., Ingala, S., Vreeswijk, R., van Deelen, R. A. J., de Jong, F. J., Opmeer, E. M., Aleman, A., Ritchie, C. W., Scheltens, P., & Sikkes, S. A. M. (2019). Assessing cognition and daily function in early dementia using the cognitive-functional composite: findings from the Catch-Cog study cohort. Alzheimers research & therapy, 11, [45].
de Boer, J. N., Linszen, M. M. J., de Vries, J., Schutte, M. J. L., Begemann, M. J. H., Heringa, S. M., Bohlken, M. M., Hugdahl, K., Aleman, A., Wijnen, F. N. K., & Sommer, I. E. C. (2019). Auditory hallucinations, top-down processing and language perception: a general population study. Psychological Medicine, 49(16), 2772-2780.
‘for the ENIGMA-MDD Consortium’, Han, L. KM., Dinga, R., Hahn, T., Ching, C., Eyler, L., Aftanas, L., Aghajani, M., Aleman, A., Baune, B., Berger, K., Brak, I., Filho, G. B., Carballedo, A., Connolly, C., Couvy-Duchesne, B., Cullen, K., Dannlowski, U., Davey, C., ... Schmaal, L. (2019). Brain Aging in Major Depressive Disorder: Results from the ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder working group. bioRxiv.
Karrer, T. M., Bassett, D. S., Derntl, B., Gruber, O., Aleman, A., Jardri, R., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T., Eickhoff, S. B., Grisel, O., Varoquaux, G., Thirion, B., & Bzdok, D. (2019). Brain-based ranking of cognitive domains to predict schizophrenia. Human brain mapping, 40(15).
Donantueno, C., Curcic-Blake, B., Marsman, J. B., Moseley, P., Haarman, B. C. M., & Aleman, A. (2019). CAN YOU HEAR THAT SONG NOW? - RESULTS, PLANS, AND THE WHY BEHIND THE STUDY OF CREATIVITY, SCHIZOTYPY, AND HALLUCINATION PRONENESS IN MUSICAL HALLUCINATIONS. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45, S324.
Steenhuis, L. A., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., van Os, J., Aleman, A., Nauta, M. H., & Bartels-Velthuis, A. A. (2019). Childhood theory of mind does not predict psychotic experiences and social functioning in a general population sample of adolescents. PLoS ONE, 14(2), [e0213165].
Arns, M., Bervoets, C., van Eijndhoven, P., Baeken, C., van den Heuvel, O. A., Aleman, A., Schutter, D. J. L. G., van der Werf, Y., van Belkum, S., Sommer, I. E., van Ruth, R., Haarman, B., Spijker, J., & Sack, A. T. (2019). Consensusverklaring voor de toepassing van rTMS bij depressie in Nederland en België. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 61(6), 411-420.
GROUP Investigators, Stiekema, A. P. M., Islam, M. A., Liemburg, E. J., Castelein, S., van den Heuvel, E. R., van Weeghel, J., Aleman, A., Bruggeman, R., & van der Meer, L. (2019). Corrigendum to "Long-term course of negative symptom subdomains and relationship with outcome in patients with a psychotic disorder" [Schizophr. Res. 193 (2018) 173-181]. Schizophrenia Research, 204, 462-463.
Geugies, H., Opmeer, E. M., Marsman, J. B. C., Figueroa, C. A., van Tol, M. J., Schmaal, L., van der Wee, N. J. A., Aleman, A., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Veltman, D. J., Schoevers, R. A., & Ruhé, H. G. (2019). Decreased functional connectivity of the insula within the salience network as an indicator for prospective insufficient response to antidepressants. NeuroImage. Clinical, 24, [102064].
International Consortium on Hallucination Research, Jardri, R., Larøi, F., & Waters, F. (2019). Hallucination Research: Into the Future, and Beyond. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(45 Suppl 1), S1-S4.
Larabi, D., Marsman, J-B., Aleman, A., Tijms, B., Opmeer, E., Pijnenborg, M. G., van der Meer, L., Van Tol, M-J., & Curcic-Blake, B. (2019). INDIVIDUAL GRAY MATTER NETWORKS AND INSIGHT IN PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS: Individual gray matter networks and insight in psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45, S285.
Malda, A., Boonstra, N., Barf, H., de Jong, S., Aleman, A., Addington, J., Pruessner, M., Nieman, D., de Haan, L., Morrison, A., Riecher-Roessler, A., Studerus, E., Ruhrmann, S., Schultze-Lutter, F., An, S. K., Koike, S., Kasai, K., Nelson, B., McGorry, P., ... Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). Individualized Prediction of Transition to Psychosis in 1,676 Individuals at Clinical High Risk: Development and Validation of a Multivariable Prediction Model Based on Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, [345].
Xu, P., Klaasen, N. G., Opmeer, E. M., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., van Tol, M-J., Liemburg, E. J., & Aleman, A. (2019). Intrinsic mesocorticolimbic connectivity is negatively associated with social amotivation in people with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 208, 353-359.
Gonzalez-Vivas, C., Soldevila-Matias, P., Sparano, O., Garcia-Marti, G., Marti-Bonmati, L., Crespo-Facorro, B., Aleman, A., & Sanjuan, J. (2019). Longitudinal studies of functional magnetic resonance imaging in first-episode psychosis: A systematic review. European Psychiatry, 59, 60-69.
van Donkersgoed, R. J. M., de Jong, S., aan het Rot, M., Wunderink, L., Lysaker, P. H., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Aleman, A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). Measuring empathy in schizophrenia: The Empathic Accuracy Task and its correlation with other empathy measures. Schizophrenia Research, 208, 153-159.
van der Stouwe, E. C. D., van Busschbach, J. T., Opmeer, E. M., de Vries, B., Marsman, J-B. C., Aleman, A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). Neural correlates of victimization in psychosis: differences in brain response to angry faces. NPJ Schizophrenia, 5(1), 14. [14].
Aleman, A., & van Heeringen, K. (2019). Neurobiologische behandelingen van suïciderisico. In C. van Heeringen, G. Portzky, D. P. de Beurs, & A. J. F. M. Kerkhof (Eds.), Handboek Suïcidaal Gedrag. (2 ed., pp. 111-120). De Tijdstroom.
van Kleef, R. S., Bockting, C. L. H., van Valen, E., Aleman, A., Marsman, J-B. C., & van Tol, M-J. (2019). Neurocognitive working mechanisms of the prevention of relapse in remitted recurrent depression (NEWPRIDE): protocol of a randomized controlled neuroimaging trial of preventive cognitive therapy. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), [409].
de Kovel, C. G. F., Aftanas, L., Aleman, A., Alexander-Bloch, A. F., Baune, B. T., Brack, I., Bulow, R., Busatto Filho, G., Carballedo, A., Connolly, C. G., Cullen, K. R., Dannlowski, U., Davey, C. G., Dima, D., Dohm, K., Erwin-Grabner, T., Frodl, T., Fu, C. H. Y., Hall, G. B., ... Schmaal, L. (2019). No Alterations of Brain Structural Asymmetry in Major Depressive Disorder: An ENIGMA Consortium Analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 176(12), 1039-1049.
Pharmaco therapy and outcome survey (PHAMOUS)-investigators (2019). "Please tell me what happened": A descriptive study on prevalence, disclosure and characteristics of victimization in people with a psychotic disorder. PLoS ONE, 14(7), [0219056].
de Jong, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., van Donkersgoed, R. J. M., Timmerman, M. E., van der Gaag, M., Aleman, A., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., & Lysaker, P. H. (2019). Predicting therapy success from the outset: The moderating effect of insight into the illness on metacognitive psychotherapy outcome among persons with schizophrenia. Clinical psychology & psychotherapy.
de Vries, B., van Busschbach, J. T., van der Stouwe, E. C. D., Aleman, A., van Dijk, J. J. M., Lysaker, P. H., Arends, J., Nijman, S. A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). Prevalence Rate and Risk Factors of Victimization in Adult Patients With a Psychotic Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(1), 114-126.
Xin, Y., Yao, Z., Wang, W., Luo, Y., Aleman, A., & Wu, J. (2019). Recent life stress predicts blunted acute stress response and the role of executive control. Stress-The international journal on the biology of stress.
Lavalle, L., & Aleman, A. (2019). rTMS for treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia: Clinical effects and neural basis . Encephale-Revue de psychiatrie clinique biologique et therapeutique, 45(Suppl. 2), S50-S51.
Pijnenborg, G. H. M., de Vos, A. E., Timmerman, M. E., Van der Gaag, M., Sportel, B. E., Arends, J., Koopmans, E. M., Van der Meer, L., & Aleman, A. (2019). Social cognitive group treatment for impaired insight in psychosis: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 206, 362-369.
van Heeringen, K., & Aleman, A. (2019). Suïcide en de neurowetenschappen. In C. van Heeringen, G. Portzky, D. P. de Beurs, & A. J. F. M. Kerkhof (Eds.), Handboek suïcidaal gedrag (2e ed., pp. 75-86). De Tijdstroom.
de Zwarte, S. M. C., Brouwer, R. M., Agartz, I., Alda, M., Aleman, A., Alpert, K. I., Bearden, C. E., Bertolino, A., Bois, C., Bonvino, A., Bramon, E., Buimer, E. E. L., Cahn, W., Cannon, D. M., Cannon, T. D., Caseras, X., Castro-Fornieles, J., Chen, Q., Chung, Y., ... Wang, L. (2019). The Association Between Familial Risk and Brain Abnormalities Is Disease Specific: An ENIGMA-Relatives Study of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 86(7), 545-556.
Steenhuis, L. A., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., Visser, E., van de Willige, G., van Beilen, M., Nauta, M. H., Aleman, A., & Bartels-Velthuis, A. A. (2019). The development, validity, and reliability of the auditory vocal hallucination rating scale questionnaire (AVHRS-Q). Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 54(8), 927-935.
Laroi, F., Thomas, N., Aleman, A., Fernyhough, C., Wilkinson, S., Deamer, F., & McCarthy-Jones, S. (2019). The ice in voices: Understanding negative content in auditory-verbal hallucinations. Clinical Psychology Review, 67, 1-10.
Steenhuis, L. A., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., van der Stouwe, E. C. D., Hartman, C. A., Aleman, A., Bartels-Velthuis, A. A., & Nauta, M. H. (2019). The Longitudinal Association Between Preadolescent Facial Emotion Identification and Family Factors, and Psychotic Experiences in Adolescence (The TRAILS Study). Child Psychiatry and Human Development.


de Jong, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., van Donkersgoed, R., Aleman, A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2020). A qualitative evaluation of the effects of Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy: 'Living more consciously'. Psychology and psychotherapy-Theory research and practice, 93(2), 223-240.
Tumati, S., Martens, S., de Jong, B. M., & Aleman, A. (2019). Lateral parietal cortex in the generation of behavior: Implications for apathy. Progress in Neurobiology, 175, 20-34.
de Jong, S., van Donkersgoed, R. J. M., Timmerman, M. E., Aan Het Rot, M., Wunderink, L., Arends, J., van Der Gaag, M., Aleman, A., Lysaker, P. H., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). Metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) for patients with schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 49(2), 303-313.
Servaas, M. N., Kos, C., Gravel, N., Renken, R. J., Marsman, J-B. C., van Tol, M-J., & Aleman, A. (2019). Rigidity in Motor Behavior and Brain Functioning in Patients With Schizophrenia and High Levels of Apathy. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(3), 542-551.
Zhang, L., Opmeer, E. M., van der Meer, L., Aleman, A., Curcic-Blake, B., & Ruhe, H. G. (2018). Altered frontal-amygdala effective connectivity during effortful emotion regulation in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(4), 349-358.
de Vries, B., van der Stouwe, E. C. D., Waarheid, C. O., Poel, S. H. J., van der Helm, E. M., Aleman, A., Arends, J., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., & van Busschbach, J. T. (2018). BEATVIC, a body-oriented resilience therapy using kickboxing exercises for people with a psychotic disorder: a feasibility study. BMC Psychiatry, 18(1), [384].
Santi, A., Bot, M., Aleman, A., Penninx, B. W. J. H., & Torres Aleman, I. (2018). Circulating insulin-like growth factor I modulates mood and is a biomarker of vulnerability to stress: from mouse to man. Translational Psychiatry, 8, [142].
Lefort-Besnard, J., Bassett, D. S., Smallwood, J., Margulies, D. S., Derntl, B., Gruber, O., Aleman, A., Jardri, R., Varoquaux, G., Thirion, B., Eickhoff, S. B., & Bzdok, D. (2018). Different shades of default mode disturbance in schizophrenia: Subnodal covariance estimation in structure and function. Human brain mapping, 39(2), 644-661.
Ai, H., van Tol, M-J., Marsman, J-B. C., Veltman, D. J., Ruhé, H. G., van der Wee, N. J. A., Opmeer, E. M., & Aleman, A. (2018). Differential relations of suicidality in depression to brain activation during emotional and executive processing. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 105, 78-85.
Chechko, N., Cieslik, E. C., Mueller, V. I., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Derntl, B., Kogler, L., Aleman, A., Jardri, R., Sommer, I. E., Gruber, O., & Eickhoff, S. B. (2018). Differential Resting-State Connectivity Patterns of the Right Anterior and Posterior Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortices (DLPFC) in Schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, [211].
Looijestijn, J., Blom, J. D., Hoek, H. W., Renken, R., Liemburg, E., Sommer, I. E. C., Aleman, A., & Goekoop, R. (2018). Draining the pond and catching the fish: Uncovering the ecosystem of auditory verbal hallucinations. NeuroImage. Clinical, 20, 830-843.
Liemburg, E. J., Dlabac-De Lange, J. J., Bais, L., Knegtering, H., & Aleman, A. (2018). Effects of bilateral prefrontal rTMS on brain activation during social - emotional evaluation in schizophrenia: A double-blind, randomized, exploratory study. Schizophrenia Research, 202, 210-211.
Larabi, D. I., van der Meer, L., Pijnenborg, G. H. M., Curcic-Blake, B., & Aleman, A. (2018). Insight and emotion regulation in schizophrenia: A brain activation and functional connectivity study. NeuroImage. Clinical, 20, 762-771.
Tumati, S., Opmeer, E. M., Marsman, J-B. C., Martens, S., Reesink, F. E., De Deyn, P. P., & Aleman, A. (2018). Lower Choline and Myo-Inositol in Temporo-Parietal Cortex Is Associated With Apathy in Amnestic MCI. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10, [106].
Aleman, A., Enriquez-Geppert, S., Knegtering, H., & Dlabac-de Lange, J. J. (2018). Moderate effects of noninvasive brain stimulation of the frontal cortex for improving negative symptoms in schizophrenia: meta-analysis of controlled trials. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 89, 111-118.
van der Stouwe, E. C. D., van Busschbach, J. T., de Vries, B., Cahn, W., Aleman, A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2018). Neural correlates of exercise training in individuals with schizophrenia and in healthy individuals: A systematic review. NeuroImage. Clinical, 19, 287-301.
de Haan, B., van den Berg, B., Woldorff, M. G., Aleman, A., & Lorist, M. (2018). Neural mechanisms underlying learning efficacy in aging. Poster session presented at Heymans symposium, .
de Haan, B., van den Berg, B., Woldorff, M. G., Aleman, A., & Lorist, M. (2018). Neural mechanisms underlying learning efficacy in aging. Poster session presented at International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Modinos, G., Egerton, A., McLaughlin, A., McMullen, K., Kumari, V., Lythgoe, D. J., Barker, G. J., Aleman, A., & Williams, S. C. R. (2018). Neuroanatomical changes in people with high schizotypy: relationship to glutamate levels. Psychological Medicine, 48(11), 1880-1889.
Goerlich, K. S., & Aleman, A. (2018). Neuroimaging Studies of Alexithymia. In O. Luminet, R. M. Bagdy, & G. J. Taylor (Eds.), Alexithymia: Advances in Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice. (pp. 207-249). Cambridge University Press.
Lefort-Besnard, J., Varoquaux, G., Derntl, B., Gruber, O., Aleman, A., Jardri, R., Sommer, I., Thirion, B., & Bzdok, D. (2018). Patterns of schizophrenia symptoms: hidden structure in the PANSS questionnaire. Translational Psychiatry, 8, [237].
Koops, S., Slotema, C. W., Kos, C., Bais, L., Aleman, A., Blom, J. D., & Sommer, I. E. C. (2018). Predicting response to rTMS for auditory hallucinations: Younger patients and females do better. Schizophrenia Research, 195, 583-584.
Bastiaansen, J. A., Bennik, E. C., Marsman, J. B. C., Ormel, J., Aleman, A., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2018). Prefrontal cortex activation during a cognitive reappraisal task is associated with real-life negative affect reactivity. PLoS ONE, 13(8), [e0202888].
van Belkum, S. M., de Boer, M. K., Taams, G-J., Schutter, D. J. L. G., Aleman, A., Schoevers, R. A., & Haarman, B. C. M. (2018). Repetitieve transcraniële magnetische stimulatie bij therapieresistente depressie; voorstel voor een behandelprotocol. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 60(11), 766-773.
de Jong, S., van Donkersgoed, R., Renard, S., Carter, S., Bokern, H., Lysaker, P., van der Gaag, M., Aleman, A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2018). Social-cognitive risk factors for violence in psychosis: A discriminant function analysis. Psychiatry Research, 265, 93-99.
Xu, P., Opmeer, E. M., van Tol, M-J., Goerlich, K. S., & Aleman, A. (2018). Structure of the alexithymic brain: A parametric coordinate-based meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 87, 50-55.
Steenhuis, L., Pijnenborg, G. M., van der Stouwe, E., Hartman, C., Aleman, A., Velthuis, A., & Nauta, M. (2018). The longitudinal association between preadolescent facial emotion identification and family factors, and psychotic experiences in adolescence: (The TRAILS study). Poster session presented at Annual Convention of the ABCT (American Association Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies), Washington D.C., United States.
van Tol, M-J., Kos, C., Servaas, M., Marsman, J. B., Klaasen, N., Tucha, O., Knegtering, H., & Aleman, A. (2018). The value of actigraphy for measuring apathy in patients with schizophrenia: Associations with clinical measures and neuroimaging of action initiation. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44, S177.


Stiekema, A. P. M., Islam, M. A., Liemburg, E. J., Castelein, S., van den Heuvel, E. R., van Weeghel, J., Aleman, A., Bruggeman, R., der Meer, L. V., & GROUP Investigators (2018). Long-term course of negative symptom subdomains and relationship with outcome in patients with a psychotic disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 193, 173-181.
Jutten, R. J., Harrison, J., de Jong, F. J., Aleman, A., Ritchie, C. W., Scheltens, P., & Sikkes, S. A. M. (2017). A composite measure of cognitive and functional progression in Alzheimer's disease: Design of the Capturing Changes in Cognition study. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, 3(1), 130-138.
Klaasen, N. G., Kos, C., Aleman, A., & Opmeer, E. M. (2017). Apathy Is Related to Reduced Activation in Cognitive Control Regions During Set-Shifting. Human brain mapping, 38(5), 2722-2733.
Larabi, D. I., Liemburg, E., Pijnenborg, G. H. M. P., Sibeijn-Kuiper, A., de Vos, A. E., Bais, L., Knegtering, H., Curcic-Blake, B., & Aleman, A. (2017). Association between prefrontal N-acetylaspartate and insight in psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia Research, 179, 112-118.
Servaas, M. N., Riese, H., Renken, R. J., Wichers, M., Bastiaansen, J. A., Figueroa, C. A., Geugies, H., Mocking, R. J. T., Geerligs, L., Marsman, J-B. C., Aleman, A., Schene, A. H., Schoevers, R. A., & Ruhe, H. G. (2017). Associations Between Daily Affective Instability and Connectomics in Functional Subnetworks in Remitted Patients with Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 42(13), 2583-2592.
Servaas, M. N., Geerligs, L., Bastiaansen, J. A., Renken, R. J., Marsman, J-B. C., Nolte, I. M., Ormel, J., Aleman, A., & Riese, H. (2017). Associations between genetic risk, functional brain network organization and neuroticism. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 11(6), 1581-1591.
van Elk, M., & Aleman, A. (2017). Brain mechanisms in religion and spirituality: An integrative predictive processing framework. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 73, 359-378.
Dlabac-de Lange, J. J., Liemburg, E. J., Bais, L., van de Poel-Mustafayeva, A. T., de Lange-de Klerk, E. S. M., Knegtering, H., & Aleman, A. (2017). Effect of Bilateral Prefrontal rTMS on Left Prefrontal NAA and Glx Levels in Schizophrenia Patients with Predominant Negative Symptoms: An Exploratory Study. Brain stimulation, 10(1), 59-64.
Liemburg, E. J., van Es, F., Knegtering, H., & Aleman, A. (2017). Effects of aripiprazole versus risperidone on brain activation during planning and social-emotional evaluation in schizophrenia: A single-blind randomized exploratory study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 79, Part B, 112-119.
Bais, L., Liemburg, E., Vercammen, A., Bruggeman, R., Knegtering, H., & Aleman, A. (2017). Effects of low frequency rTMS treatment on brain networks for inner speech in patients with schizophrenia and auditory verbal hallucinations. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 78, 105-113.
Curcic-Blake, B., Bais, L., Sibeijn-Kuiper, A., Pijnenborg, H. M., Knegtering, H., Liemburg, E., & Aleman, A. (2017). Glutamate in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and auditory verbal hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia: A (1)H MRS study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 78, 132-139.
De Graaf, T. A., Baeken, C., Sienaert, P., Aleman, A., & Sack, A. T. (2017). Hersenstimulatie: De meest directe vorm van neuromodulatie. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 59(10), 588-593.
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